Front-foot no-ball technology that will see the TV umpire alone deciding whether a bowler has actually over-stepped will be used for the first time on a trial basis in Test cricket throughout the England-Pakistan series starting later Wednesday, the International Cricket Council has stated.
Currently, the on-field umpires responsibility for calling no-balls.
They can, however, contact their coworker in the replay cubicle for help if they feel a wicket may have been taken with an unlawful shipment.
But numerous observers have actually argued this treatment is unfair to bowlers considered that, with on-field officials encouraged to focus on the batsman’s end, they may not realise they are over-stepping and rectify their delivery stride till it costs them a wicket.
Under the brand-new system, nevertheless, the TV umpire will keep an eye on the front foot after each ball and inform his on-field associates if an illegal delivery has actually been bowled.
“Front foot no ball technology to be used in ICC World Test Championship series featuring England and Pakistan, with the support of both teams,” the global governing body tweeted Wednesday.
“Performance of the technology in these Tests will be reviewed before any decisions taken on its future use in Test cricket.”
The new procedure ought to also prevent the kind of circumstance umpire Richard Illingworth, among the standing authorities in the very first Test in between England and Pakistan at Manchester’s Old Trafford, discovered himself in 2016 when he incorrectly called New Zealand’s Doug Bracewell for a no-ball that had actually bowled Australia’s Adam Voges during a Test in Wellington.
There was no chance of rectifying Illingworth’s error and Voges, who was on 7 at the time, went on to score a double century that was main to an Australia victory.
The ICC have actually already trialled the innovation during the females’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia previously this year and it has likewise been utilized in men’s 50-over worldwide matches.
However the ICC now wish to see what benefits it gives cricket’s longest format before choosing whether it ends up being an irreversible function across all of the global game.
England face Pakistan in a three-Test series occurring behind closed doors because of the coronavirus.
The 2nd and third matches will both be staged at Southampton.